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Apple Watch sales up over 50% since last year

Apple Watch sales are up over 50% since last year, according to Apple CEO Tim Cook. He mentioned this when discussing Apple’s strong third quarter results on the investor call Tuesday. Overall, Apple beat analyst expectations with $1.67 per share, versus the anticipated $1.57 per share. Revenue was $45.4 billion, ...

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Tracking my life with tech to improve my life

There’s this idea that if we quantify and track our lives, our lives will be better. But I’m not so sure about that. Over the past week, I’ve tracked both my sleep and bedroom air quality. Let’s first take a look at the Beautyrest Sleeptracker. The Sleeptracker comes with a ...

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Dear Floyd Mayweather, you’re why the SEC exists

Dear Floyd Mayweather, While perusing Facebook, I chanced across your post drumming up interest in the upcoming Stox initial coin offering (ICO). I understand your motivations in wanting to diversify your portfolio of investments, but I caution that your actions are reckless and potentially financially damaging to you and your fans. ICOs, ...

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When your fear is my opportunity

Politicians scare you to stay in office. Police forces scare you to get worshipful adulation and military equipment. And the information security industry scares you to get more money, power, and influence. I’m not saying the people around me here at Black Hat are malicious, or that the threats aren’t ...

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SEC regulators are coming after ICOs

It looks like ICOs, shorthand for initial coin offerings, are about to undergo a lot more scrutiny. The SEC has concluded that the digital currencies will be regulated as securities, meaning unregistered offerings could be subject to criminal punishment. The decision was announced on Tuesday. This is a blow to many ...

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Facebook acquires Source3 to get content creators paid

Facebook is on the cusp of a big push to lure independent content creators to share their art through the News Feed. But it needs to prove it can help creators monetize their content without allowing piracy to run rampant. That’s why it’s acquired content rights management startup Source3, including ...

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